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Are Students Actually Coping With Their Mental Health?

As a student, you've likely felt the pressure to succeed. You have many responsibilities and expectations on yourself. But what happens when those expectations become too much? What if they're not in line with your own personal values? What if they make you feel like there's no way out?


If so, then there may be some help here for you! In this article I will discuss how students are coping mentally with their studies, and if there is anything available to help you feel better during such difficult times.


Feelings of isolation


As a student away from your hometown, you may feel very isolated. Students can feel like they're the only ones going through what they are, or that their problems aren't important enough to talk about with anyone else. These feelings can lead them to believe they don't deserve help, and they may not even know where to start with finding it.


A good way for these students to cope with their feelings of isolation is by talking about them with a trusted friend or family member who listens without judging them or putting words in their mouth (or worse yet, doing both). Another option is joining an online community such as Tumblr or Reddit (but be careful about what kind of content you look at; there could be harmful posts if this is something that triggers you). I would recommend joining a society. There isn’t any pressure for you to be going every week, but it could be a great opportunity to meet other people and get you out of the house.


Increasing depression in students


Depression is a serious mental illness that affects millions of people each year. It can be experienced in varying degrees, from mild to severe and even life-threatening. Symptoms include sadness, loss of interest in activities that once brought enjoyment or pleasure, fatigue, or lack of energy, sleeping too much or too little and problems concentrating.


Depression occurs in all ages and backgrounds; however, it's more common among young people who are faced with new responsibilities at school or work as well as changes in family relationships such as divorce or separation from parents (or other loved ones).


If you think you might be depressed you should talk to someone who knows what they're talking about: your GP will be able to give advice on how best to address your symptoms; if necessary they may refer you for further treatment which could include medication or psychotherapy (talking therapies).


The pressure to succeed can lead to stress and anxiety


Being a student can be a struggle. It's hard to keep up with your classes, and you're worried about getting a job after graduation. Stress is an inevitable part of being in school-you'll have lots of deadlines and tests on which to focus your energy. The pressure to succeed can lead students to feel stressed out more often than they might otherwise be feeling stressed out if they weren't in such high-pressure situations. Accordingly, many students-especially those who already suffer from mental health issues-often turn their attention toward their emotions rather than outwardly expressing their feelings through behaviour or words.


If you are struggling with mental health, there are options for you!


If you're feeling like your mind is always racing and that thoughts aren't making sense, find someone to talk to. This process can be both humiliating and stressful, but it could save your life if something goes wrong.

  • ·Talk with friends and family about what's going on in your life--maybe they'll notice something that others don't know about yet.

  • ·Seek professional help from a counsellor or therapist if necessary; this will help them understand how their actions affect other people around them too!

  • ·Find support groups online where others share similar experiences as yours; some online groups can even connect users who live far away from each other physically but still want advice from fellow sufferers worldwide.

  • Don't underestimate how beneficial meditation and fitness can be to your mental health! Look at various free wellness apps online that can help you introduce these factors into your lifestyle.


It's important to be aware of your own mental health and that of others. It's also important to recognise when things aren't okay and ask for help. If you're struggling with mental health issues or think someone else might be, there are many resources available today for students who need help.



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